Mechanical Drafters Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of mechanical drafters in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical drafters salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mechanical drafters is $81,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $34,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical drafters in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Mechanical Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of mechanical drafters in 69 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for mechanical drafters occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $77,660. The lowest paying industry is the other wood product manufacturing industry (annual salary $38,550). For detailed mechanical drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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